Christianity: beliefs and teachings – REVISION QUESTIONS

  1. What does the word omnipotent mean?
  2. What does the word omnibenevolent mean?
  3. What does it mean to say that Christians believe God is “just’?
  4. What does it mean to say that Christianity is a monotheistic religion?
  5. What is the word used to describe the belief that ‘God is One and God is Three’?
  6. What are the three persons that make up the three persons of God?
  7. List three adjectives and/or nouns that are linked to God the Father?
  8. List three adjectives and/or nouns that are linked to God the Son?
  9. List three adjectives and/or nouns that are linked to God the Holy Spirit?
  10. According to Genesis 1, list what happened on each day of creation.
  11. What is the fundamentalist interpretation of the story of creation?
  12. What is the conservative interpretation of the story of creation?
  13. What is the liberal interpretation of the story of creation?
  14. According to Genesis 3, what rule did God give to Adam and Eve?
  15. According to Genesis 3, what were the consequences of the Fall for:
    • Eve
    • Adam
    • both Adam and Eve
  16. What ‘problem’ do Christians have with evil and suffering?
  17. How would an atheist respond to the problem of evil?
  18. What is meant by the word ‘sin’?
  19. What does Christianity teach about the consequences of sin?
  20. What is original sin?
  21. Why do Christians argue that God does not simply solve the problem of sin?
  22. What is meant by the word ‘incarnation’?
  23. Give three pieces of information about the life of Jesus that support the claim that Jesus was God incarnate.
  24. Briefly describe the crucifixion of Jesus.
  25. The Gospel of Mark says that when Jesus was crucified, the curtain in the temple tore in two. What does this mean?
  26. Briefly describe the resurrection of Jesus.
  27. What is the ascension of Jesus?
  28. What is meant by the word ‘atonement’?
  29. What is meant by the word ‘salvation’?
  30. What is meant by the word ‘sacrifice’?
  31. What does this Bible verse mean?

‘For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.’

  1. Most Christians say that salvation cannot happen through good works. What does this mean?
  2. What is meant by the word ‘grace’?
  3. Most Christians would say that salvation happens through grace. What does this mean?
  4. What role does the Holy Spirit have in salvation?
  5. What is the difference between Roman Catholic and Protestant teaching on the role of good works and faith in salvation?
  6. What is meant by the word ‘resurrection’?
  7. What does this Bible verse mean?

‘For as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.’

  1. What does St. Paul teach about the resurrection of the body?
  2. How can the life cycle of a butterfly be used to explain the idea of resurrection?
  3. Why is the example of a butterfly not a perfect analogy for resurrection?
  4. Christians believe that the resurrection of Jesus shows that death has been defeated. What do they mean by this?
  5. What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about purgatory?
  6. What is the evangelical view of resurrection?
  7. What is the liberal Protestant view of resurrection?
  8. List three ways heaven is described in the Bible.
  9. List three ways hell is described in the Bible.
  10. Outline the Parable of the Sheep and Goats.
  11. What is Jesus teaching in the Parable of the Sheep and Goats?
  12. What is the difference between literal and liberal views of heaven and hell.

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